This Ain't No Lullabye

from by Dan London

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Think Beatles I Want You or Oh Darling. Think the Dylan lyric “Now Ain’t the time for your tears’ for the sound of words rolling off your tongue – I like the cleverness of a goodnight and goodbye song but, you know, this ain’t no rock a bye baby – this is say goodbye baby – I try to write smart lyrics because that’s what I like from my favorite songs - but not have them get in the way of the vibe. If the listener wants to think on them great – if not I hope they lay back and enjoy the feel.

Brandon Comstock and Mike Quinn add some Pink Floydesque vox on the bridge. Inspired by past breakups that just dragged out because I didn’t want to say goodbye even though I knew it was done. This is a sad song but I had a great time writing and recording it. Funny how that goes.


This Ain’t No Lullabye
so lets be clear at least this time my dear
when we say goodnight we mean goodbye

This Ain’t No Lullabye
we rocked it to sleep we don’t hear a peep
the story of you and I
this Ain’t No Lullabye

the man in the moon tonight he’s staying up all night
he’s been watching us for so long
he’s sad and he’s scared because he can’t repair what’s gone wrong
so he send us this song

This Ain’t No Lullabye
there’s no need to yell and no need to cry
the love song of you and I
This Ain’t No Lullabye

the heart pumps the blood the brain thinks its love and
This Ain’t No Lullabye
the heart pumps the blood the brain thinks its love and
This Ain’t No Lullabye

so whisper goodnight
and kiss me goodbye


from I Will Take You Back, released November 18, 2014
Dan London - lead vocals, guitars, bass, Mtron
Will Dickson - drums, percussion
Brandon Calmstock Walsh - harmonies
Mike Quinn - harmonies



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Dan London Boston, Massachusetts

Dan London is a singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist. (See ) He’s a gumbo cooker, bourbon drinker, and a friend to words both great and small. He hails from New Jersey, an only child in a wilderness of Aqua net. He now makes his home in Boston where he lives with his wife, their cat, and an unapologetic belief in the power and beauty of the popular song. ... more

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